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Hot Band Alert: “Pink Graffiti” by Secret Cities – Album Review

When terms like “dream pop” get thrown around, usually it draws the mind to synth-y airy music that still has a catchiness about it. Layered and elaborate this pop can often get so swept up in experimentation and its own psychedelic haze that it becomes mundane without some hallucinogenic drug trance on the listener. Yet, […]

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Hot New Music: “Dan Sartain Lives” by Dan Sartain – Album Review

Visions of swilling whisky on a simmering hot day sitting on a porch with cowboy boots tapping are conjured at moments of Dan Sartain’s latest. Other moments lend towards the beatnik beats of the ‘60s with an undeniable swinging swaggering and attitude. Sartain sets a mood, and while it’s not modern or innovative, it’s precise […]

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Hot Band Alert: Infantree (Free Album Download)

There’s a cool indie gem stowed away in the valley just waiting to explode. Back in May we caught a really great band by the name of Infantree open up for the The Besnard Lakes at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Immediately they caught our attention with their eerie psyche folk, that at times can […]

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“Not For Anyone” by Inu – Album Review

Words: Walter Burciaga Following Inu’s impressive “Montster” EP is their new debut long player, “Not For Anyone.” The debut contains all of the five tracks from Inu’s aforementioned EP. “Monster” was solid throughout with no filler type songs and yes, there is a review of it on Grimygoods.com. If you haven’t purchased this great collection […]

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“Expo 86” by Wolf Parade – Album Review

Words: Matt Draper After Wolf Parade’s 2005 breakout success, “Apologies to Queen Mary,” it seemed that every Gen-Y’er with an Internet connection had christened the furry Canadian quintet as ones that would make something “big” ….  they were right. But, rather than a clawed attacking of singles and activity, Wolf Parade instead let us nurse […]

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“King of the Beach” by Wavves – Album Review

Words: Lori Bartlett By this point, you likely have some wayfarers on, sun-kissed skin and a straw fedora or two ready to beat the summer heat. There is nothing like sunny day on some sandy shores to cure all evils in your world. Or, in the case of Wavves frontman, Nathan Williams, put together an […]

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Delphic at the Echo – Photo Gallery, Videos & Show Review 6/18

English buzzband, Delphic put on quite the impressionable performance this past Friday, June 18, 2010 at a sold-out show at the Echo. The place was packed with beautiful girls dressed to the nine’s to hear this vibrant foursome put on some magical dance pop. Not to mention many familiar faces were at the Echo to […]

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“Juices” by The Ferocious Few – Album Review

The album cover for San Francisco act The Ferocious Few is a bit deceiving. From a glance, four figures adorn the cover and after a listen to the first few tunes of their debut 15-song long player “Juices,” snaps you to attention with its frantic roll through the best of whiskey-soaked blues, rock and a […]

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“This is Happening” by LCD Soundsystem – Album Review

“This is Happening” is apparently the end of a decade (well, nine years to be exact) for disco Renaissance man James Murphy and his LCD Soundsystem moniker. By helping to propel the ‘dance-punk’ tag after his cranky, but endearing landmark single “Losing My Edge” in 2002, Murphy continued on with three nine-song albums, a Nike […]

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“Extra Wow” by Nice Nice – Album Review

Sound orgy, noise, music, post-everything, are words that equal the debut album “Extra Wow” by Portland band Nice Nice. It’s different from most work I hear in this genre if one exists, and a giant sound for duo Jason Buehler and Mark Shirazi. The very first sound you hear when you hit play is a […]

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